Good ones, rabble and bdog. No doubt Mr. Solomon does wish he could time travel back to April 2010 and get do-overs on a few of the decisions he made then.
But what if his story is true - that he did nothing in the relationship without having consent? What if he is completely innocent?
Here's a man who holds an elective office, endorsed for reelection by none other than Alder Shiva Bidar Silaff who stated:
" I’ve known Brian for 12 years and appreciate his values and principles. He’s a strong voice for equality and justice on the Council. Its an honor to work by his side and I strongly support his re-election.”
Diana Shinall, Director of Madison Apprenticeship Program, endorsing him said,
“If I were asked what are some traits that I think are important for District 10 alder, I would say the following: one who is respectful of all, one who is patient, one who has a vision, one who is present not just in name or title, and one who is a servant to those who have elected him to office. If I had to sum these traits into two words, they would be Brian Solomon. I’m proud to support his re-election.”
And Alder Julia Kerr endorsed Solomon with,
"I can't think of anyone that I'm more proud to have served with on the Madison City Council than my good friend Brian Solomon. He is the person to keep District 10 and the City of Madison moving forward."
Indeed, he was reelected to office by the people of District 10. Wouldn't it help him now more than ever if these three women were to publicly support him and re-vouch for his character?
While running for reelection, Solomon, himself, pledged to:
• Act with integrity
• Educate myself, learn, and listen
• Be respectful
• Treat others with dignity
• Represent my constituents by doing what is right and not necessarily popular
• Be responsive
• Focus on improving our community, valuing our diversity, and creating a more humane society
Where is the evidence that Brian Solomon has broken any of his pledges? Will he now be shunned by all of Madison simply because an allegation was made against him - an allegation that has never been proven?
No due process? No equal protection? His reputation and perhaps his ability to provide a living for himself and his two young innocent dependent children in tatters?
What could be more illiberal and unjust?